A 43-year-old member asked:
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better to have laughing gas or anesthesia when have your wisdom teeth out ?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
This depends: It depends on your level of anxiety associated with the procedure. If you don't want to know anything or feel anything, the only way to accomplish that is to have IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience Dentistry
Depends: It depends on your level of nervousness. Some people have just nitrous, others just sedation, and some people have both nitrous and sedation. Discuss your concerns with your dentist/surgeon.
Answered on May 27, 2016
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to Dentist: Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. It is rare that a full general anesthetic would be needed for dental extraction. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck.
Answered on Jul 3, 2019
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: You have options. There is just the shots where you are fully awake, laughing gas, oral sedation, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Consult with your dentist to see which option is good. Many factors determine the best option for you. Are you in good health, are you apprehensive, are you pregnant, are the wisdom teeth infected, are the wisdom teeth completely bony impacted etc.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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